Of course porn is literally a four-letter word. But the expression “four-letter word” has been used in the last century to refer to words that are vulgar, obscene, and sexually explicit. For many years “porn” has been a four-letter word in certain Christian circles. It was simply too taboo to discuss or even mention. As the church we’re not doing anyone any favors by keeping a culturally pervasive topic such as pornography hush-hush, especially when this affects our sexuality. God has spoken frankly about sexuality, therefore we should as well. God has given men and women incredible sexual appetites. God … Continue reading →
At the 2004 Desiring God National Conference, the theme was “Sex and the Supremacy of Christ.” I recently posted a review of a book of the same title which was based on the messages given at this conference. Some of you aren’t avid readers yet, so I wanted to pass along recordings of some of the messages. Why did God create sex? What does it mean to celebrate the goodness of sex while fighting lust? What does it mean to be single yet sexual? What does real intimacy in marriage involve? How does God heal our sexual brokenness and addictions? … Continue reading →
“I have made a covenant with my eyes . . .” (Job 31:1a) The new Covenant Eyes promotional video has just been released on Youtube, Godtube, and every other tube I could think of. If you know someone who struggles with Internet pornography, please pass this along to them and let them know about Covenant Eyes accountability software.
It was a typical Friday morning walking into the Covenant Eyes‘ world headquarters offices. I needed my usual caffeine fix, so I headed to the break room to grab a cup of coffee (the Christian’s drug of choice). Only this time, things were different: I was greeted by three bright-eyed teenage girls with brownies, peanut butter bars, and some very tasty chocolate-raspberry-cheesecake type treats. On the door was posted a sign that said, “Bake Sale! All proceeds go to benefit the Home Foundation.” What is the Home Foundation, I thought. Abbie, Emily, and Marla, my three brownie-making friends, explained to me … Continue reading →
The pilot of CBS’ new show ‘Swingtown‘ aired on June 5. It is a TV drama depicting the clash of values around sexuality. The show highlights the lifestyle of characters Tom and Trina Decker, a carefree couple that has embraced the swinger lifestyle. The first show opens with Tom, an airline pilot, inviting a stewardess to his home to have a ménage à trois with he and his wife. And this is just the first 2 minutes of the show. The show’s myriad of characters gives viewers an up-close and personal look at several suburban families and their varying attitudes … Continue reading →